According to a story in the Seguin Gazette, four vehicles were involved in a major crash on South Highway 123 on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 in the morning. A Seguin ISD school bus, a tractor trailer, and two passenger vehicles collided near Fox Trotter Lane when an eighteen wheeler transporting gravel attempted to pass on the left side of a PT Cruiser. The report states that the PT Cruiser pulled to the side of the road to allow the big rig to pass. The big rig did not make a clean pass and side swiped the driver side of the PT Cruiser causing the PT Cruiser to spin out of control onto the highway. The PT Cruiser ended up directly in front of the school bus and the two collided; a Ford Focus that was behind the school bus also became involved in the crash at that point.
The eighteen wheeler lost control as it attempted to pass the PT Cruiser and landed on its side in a ditch off the roadway. The truck exploded into flames, which spread to the other vehicles and destroyed all four. Firefighters and emergency medical providers were immediately called to scene of the accident.
The collision injured a total of thirteen individuals, including nine junior high and high school students at Seguin ISD and the truck’s driver, who was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. Although his current condition is unknown, reports indicate that the driver was originally listed in critical condition. The story in the Seguin Gazette states that most of the students were released from the hospital by mid afternoon on Friday. To clean up the wreckage, the highway was closed for nearly fourteen hours. The police have not yet issued any citations.
Texas roadways are not always the safest and sometimes collisions cannot be avoided. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, hire a caring and knowledgeable personal injury and car accident attorney who can provide you with the best legal advice possible. An experienced New Braunfels, Texas personal injury lawyer will help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Bettersworth Law Firm for assistance on your personal injury case today!